DVD Reviews

9

Excellent

Jindabyne (DVD)

Ray Lawrence’s follow-up to his excellent Lantana had a lot of expectation riding on its shoulders. Happily, it’s every bit as good as you’d hope.

6

Fair

Magicians (DVD)

A rather inauspicious leap to the big screen for British TV favourites Mitchell & Webb (Peep Show, That Mitchell & Webb Look) actually works much better on DVD.

8

Great

This Is England (DVD)

As I settled down on my sofa to watch this DVD, I hadn’t a clue what to expect.

10

Superb

Sunshine (DVD)

Danny Boyle’s latest foray into sci-fi is serious stuff, gorgeous to look at and full of questions that will make your head hurt.

7

Good

Nip/Tuck: Season 4 DVD

It's great to see that the glossy trash of the night-time soap — popularised in the 1970s and 80s by Dynasty and Dallas — can still be found on TV...

7

Good

Unknown (DVD)

I'm not averse to the odd psychological thriller, as long as it’s done well, and Director Simon Brand did just that in this excellently written, all-star movie.

4

Poor

The Reaping (DVD)

What is going on with horror movies? First of all, we don’t appear to have had that many. Secondly, what we’ve had has been derivative.

8

Great

Transformers: Series 1 (DVD)

Four million years ago on the distant planet Cybertron, and a race of living robots known as Transformers are at war where the evil Decepticons are being constantly battled by...

0

Real Outlaws: Special Edition (DVD)

After half an hour of this alarmist tripe, I had to switch off the DVD player and go take a shower — I felt that dirty.

18
5

Average

Transformers: The Movie (Ultimate Edition DVD)

I should admit that back in the 1980s, I was never all that fond of The Transformers.